The following describes the terms, conditions and limitations relating to your use of any of the services provided by The Croo Group Inc. (“Croo”, “we”, or “us”) which are Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services (“VoIP Conditions”).
These VoIP Conditions form part of the Croo Terms of Service, which are available at https://www.croo.io/terms-of-service/ (as amended, restated or replaced from time to time, the “Terms of Service”.) Capitalized terms used in these VoIP Conditions and not otherwise defined have the meaning set out in the Terms of Service. By placing any Order for any of our Services, or by otherwise accessing or using our Services, you confirm that you accept these VoIP Conditions.
These VoIP Conditions contain important provisions, including those regarding 9-1-1 service.
1. Description. VoIP services allow you to make or receive telephone calls over the Internet to or from the public switched telephone network. The nature of VoIP telephone calls, while appearing similar to traditional telephone calling services, create unique limitations and circumstances, and you acknowledge and agree that differences exist between traditional telephone service and VoIP telephone services, including the lack of traditional 9-1-1 emergency services.
2. 9-1-1 service. Because of the unique nature of VoIP telephone calls, emergency calls to 9-1-1 through your VoIP service will be handled differently than traditional phone service. The following provisions describe the differences and limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls, and you hereby acknowledge and understand the differences between traditional 9-1-1 service and VoIP calls with respect to 9-1-1 calls placed to emergency services from your account as described below.
2.1. Placing 9-1-1 calls. When you make a 9-1-1 emergency call, the VoIP service will attempt to automatically route your 9-1-1 call through a third-party service provider to the Public Safety Answering Point (“PSAP”) corresponding to your address of record on your account. However, due to the limitations of the VoIP telephone services, your 9-1-1 call may be routed to a different location than that which would be used for traditional 9-1-1 dialling. For example, your call may be forwarded to a third-party specialized call centre that handles emergency calls. This call centre is different from the PSAP that would answer a traditional 9-1-1 call which has automatically generated your address information, and consequently, you may be required to provide your name, address, and telephone number to the call centre.
2.2. How your information is provided. The VoIP service will attempt to automatically provide the PSAP dispatcher or emergency service operator with the name, address and telephone number associated with your account. However, for technical reasons, the dispatcher receiving the call may not be able to capture or retain your name, phone number or physical location. Therefore, when making a 9-1-1 emergency call, you must immediately inform the dispatcher of your location (or the location of the emergency, if different). If you are unable to speak, the dispatcher may not be able to locate you if your location information is not up to date.
2.3. Correctness of information. You are responsible for providing, maintaining, and updating correct contact information (including name, residential address and telephone number) with your account. If you do not correctly identify the actual location where you are located, or if your account information has recently changed or has otherwise not been updated, 9-1-1 calls may be misdirected to an incorrect emergency response site.
2.4. Disconnections. You must not disconnect the 9-1-1 emergency call until told to do so by the dispatcher, as the dispatcher may not have your number or contact information. If you are inadvertently disconnected, you must call back immediately.
2.5. Connection time. For technical reasons, including network congestion, it is possible that a 9-1-1 emergency call will produce a busy signal or will take longer to connect when compared with traditional 9-1-1 calls.
2.6. 9-1-1 calls may not function. For technical reasons, the functionality of 9-1-1 VoIP emergency calls may cease or be curtailed in various circumstances, including but not limited to:(a) Failure of service or your service access device. If your system access equipment fails or is not configured correctly, or if your VoIP service is not functioning correctly for any reason, including power outages, VoIP service outage, suspension or disconnection of your service due to billing issues, network or Internet congestion, or network or Internet outage in the event of a power, network or Internet outage.(b) Configuration. You may need to reset or reconfigure the system access equipment before being able to use the VoIP service, including for 9-1-1 emergency calls.(c) Changing locations. If you move your system access equipment to a location other than that described in your account information or otherwise on record with Croo.
3. Alternate services. If you are not comfortable with the limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls, Croo recommends that you terminate the VoIP services or consider an alternate means for accessing traditional 9-1-1 emergency services.
4. Inform other users. You are responsible for notifying, and you agree to notify, any user or potential users of your VoIP services of the nature and limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls on the VoIP services as described herein.
5. Limitations on Liability Related to 9-1-1 Emergency Calls.
5.1. YOUR USE, AND USE BY ANY USER OR POTENTIAL USERS OF YOUR VOIP SERVICES WITH CROO, ARE SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN.
5.2. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CROO, ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATING TO OR ARISING FROM (AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND DISCHARGE CROO FROM ANY AND ALL SUCH LIABILITY) (A) YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, OUR SERVICES TO PLACE 9-1-1 EMERGENCY CALLS, (B) THE ROUTING OF YOUR 9-1-1 CALLS TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN THAT WHICH WOULD BE USED FOR TRADITIONAL 9-1-1 DIALLING OR TO AN INCORRECT EMERGENCY RESPONSE SITE, (C) ANY FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR NAME, NUMBER OR PHYSICAL LOCATION TO THE 9-1-1 DISPATCHER, (D) ANY FAILURE TO CONNECT OR DISCONNECTION OF YOUR 9-1-1 CALL, (E) THE FUNCTIONALITY OF 9-1-1 VOIP EMERGENCY CALLS CEASING OR BEING CURTAILED FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING FOR THE REASONS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2.6 OF THESE VOIP CONDITIONS, OR (F) THE ACTIVITIES OF ANY THIRD-PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE PROVISION OF 9-1-1- CALL SERVICES OR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES, INCLUDING LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTERS, CALL CENTERS AND THIRD PARTIES ENGAGED BY CUSTOMER TO FACILITATE ADDRESS UPDATES.
5.3. Customer will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Croo, its affiliates, and its or their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, damages, penalties, liability, and costs, including reasonable legal fees, of any kind or nature that are incurred in connection with or arising out of a third-party claim arising from any of the matters described in Section 5.2 of these VoIP Conditions.
We may amend these VoIP Conditions in the future. We will give notice of any amendment by posting a notice of the amendments on our website or within any application or administrative controls used to access our services. If you continue to use our services after any amendment, it will mean that you accept that amendment. If you do not agree, then you may terminate your use of our services. Please refer to your customer agreement with us for further details.
If you have any questions regarding these VoIP Conditions, please contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org. (end of document)